How to get Office 365

How to get it:

- You must be a current student or employee (faculty and staff)
- Access is integrated to your email address. 
- Sign in to your Office 365 Portal with your U of L email address and password at the following link:

- Select your language

   **NOTE** You must uninstall previous versions before running this installation.

- Click on 'Install Now'. (Before you click on Install now, take note of the 'Troubleshoot installation' link below the 'Change language' link.)

Install Office 365

After you click on Install now, you will see the following screen:

Office 365 icons

NOTE: Office installs the 32-bit version on your PC by default, even if your computer is running a 64-bit version of Windows. If you are unsure which version of Office you should install, see Which version is best for me?

Watch this video to learn about using Office and Office Web Apps in Office 365.


Deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac:

If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.

Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.

Troubleshoot your Office installation:

When you’re installing, you may get a "Something went wrong…” error. Or, if you get some other error, see General troubleshooting for installing Office 2013 and Office 365.

After you have Office installed, try creating a few documents. If an Office program looks blurry, displays as all black or all white, the screen flickers, or looks different on different computers, see Office 365 doesn’t look right.

More information:

You can install the latest version of Office on up to five computers that you use. After you’ve completed the installation, make sure you have automatic updates turned on.

NOTE: You can also install the latest version of Office on your Surface Pro. You’ll have all the same programs as Office on a PC.

How you get the latest version of Office is different from Office 2010 or Office 2007. The latest version of Office with Office 365 is offered as a subscription. Also the Office applications are packaged together for faster download and installation. Once you’ve installed Office, you can remove the short-cuts to the applications that you don’t need.

You can also use Office 365 with Office 2010 or Office 2007 or Office for Mac 2011.

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Learn more about getting started with Office 365